(CANCELLED) Moldova’s European Integration: a Foreign Policy Dream Defined by Fire
Institute of International Relations Prague would like to cordially invite you to an online webinar with Dr Dorina Baltag, who will discuss Moldova’s European integration prospects in times of war, taking into consideration the external threats and internal limitations, as well as suggest recommendations for both Moldova, and EU member-states.
22. 6. 2022 (16:00)
Jazyk: English ZOOM (link will be sent upon registration)
Russian military aggression, invasion, and war in Ukraine is a turning point for politics, economics, society, and will undoubtedly have long-lasting consequences for peace on the European continent.
For Moldova, Ukraine’s neighbour, this war brings forward two of the main vulnerabilities that pose challenges to its existence as a state: the dependency on Russian gas and the Transnistrian breakaway region, which hosts Russian military troops and the largest ammunition depot in Eastern Europe.
For the European Union, this war saw an ‘awakening’ of the EU as a regional security actor and an altered position of member-states on Russia. But will this lead to the EU becoming a security guarantor for Eastern Europe, which, in the EU’s normative vein, implies offering a membership perspective not only to Ukraine but also to its neighbour, the Republic of Moldova?
Dr Dorina Baltag, a researcher at the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance, Loughborough University London, is an EU foreign policy researcher at the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance. Her research covers democratisation in the Eastern Partnership and EU diplomacy related topics. Opinion pieces on how the war in Ukraine affects the EU and its neighbours can be read in EU Observer, Modern Diplomacy and Social Europe; and her scholarly research has been published, among others, in the Global Affairs, Democratization, the Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Studia Diplomatica, East European Politics.
The seminar will take place on Zoom, where participants may actively join the debate. The seminar will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. To participate, please register below.